Short film [up to 10 min]
Ru Kuwahata & Max Porter
A house is visited by a clean, organized, well-mannered guest.
Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata are award-winning filmmakers and animation commercial directors. Operating under the moniker “Tiny Inventions,” they are known for their unique mixed-media animation, which combines hand-crafted art and digital techniques. Since beginning their collaboration in 2007, Max and Ru have directed and produced TV commercials, music videos, PSAs, a toy line and several independent films. Their films have screened in over 300 film festivals worldwide, including Sundance Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand and Annecy Animation Festival, and have received 30 international awards.
After spending a year and a half as artists-in-residence at the Netherlands Institute for Animated Film, Max and Ru moved to Baltimore, Maryland where they teach in the animation department at Maryland Institute College of Art.